HBO's The Young Pope

kemilia

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I watched the first episode and enjoyed it. I read negative reviews for it but wanted to decide for myself and liked it, so far.

Being raised Catholic is maybe what is making this interesting for me. Never been a Jude Law fan but he works in this role, not that there would ever be a Pope as young as he is, or as nice looking (cute butt :P ).
 

deltalady

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I watched the first episode and enjoyed it. I read negative reviews for it but wanted to decide for myself and liked it, so far.

Being raised Catholic is maybe what is making this interesting for me. Never been a Jude Law fan but he works in this role, not that there would ever be a Pope as young as he is, or as nice looking (cute butt :P ).
I think he's really great in this role. I'm interested to see what the pope's M.O. is. He definitely is not liked by many early on.
 

gracekelly

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Watching it with DH. Kind of weird. We will see where it goes. We saw Youth by the same writer and he always has a message to get across.
 

deltalady

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I wasn't aware until yesterday that it airs new episodes Sunday and Monday. Yesterday's episode was pretty good.
 

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I struggled to watch the first episode. I was excited about it, but sadly don't think I will be tuning in
 

Jayne1

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I'm watching, if only for the costumes and the money HBO sent on the set design. Also, it's getting a bit better, I think.
 

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I just finished watching it last week and want to see again. Sorrentino did a good job, as well as the designers.
 

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I watched the first 3 episodes a while ago. The cinematography was great, the show is visually stunning but i was expecting more out of the show. I'm a fan of the directors previous work, a film called the great beauty. The plot didn't really feel like it was going anywhere in the first 3 episodes, is the rest of the season worth a watch?